The Marvel Episode: 7.5/10
I really do enjoy Phineas and Pherb. Yes, I’m a grown woman with no children, so what does that have to do with it? I’ll tell you. The fact that I enjoy watching the boys and their friends have adventures, laughing and smiling my way through, it’s just a good time. I’m not a comic book reader, and Marvel doesn’t really mean much to me other than the movies they’ve made through the recent years. So, putting characters in with our genius youthful inventors is kind of a distraction for me. I like it, and they are made to be pretty fun throughout the adventure, they just don’t make it any more fun than Perry and Candice.
If your kids are in love with Spider Man, Hulk, Thor, and Iron Man, they will be in cartoon euphoria. The adventure brings in a few villains other than our beloved Doofensmirtz. He is joined by Red Skull, Venom, M.O.D.O.K., and Whiplash as the band of baddies. Red Skull is pretty serious, but the rest are kind of made to look like buffoons sometimes. It does cut the hard core villainousness they bring to their comics and movies down to something kid friendly.
As for the “extras”. These are just more episodes, bringing me more of kids, as it should be. They include, Fly On The Wall, Sidetracked 1 and 2, Primal Perry 1 and 2, Backyard Hodge Podge, Knot My Problem and Mind Share. Candice as a fly, a giant knot to untangle, lots of songs, it all made a great afternoon. I laughed and giggled now and then, which is why I love the show.
- Bonus Adventures – Come on!! Putting a 45 minute episode on as the feature attraction and THEN giving us a few regular episodes on as extras? They are not extras, it should be billed as just the 2 hours of content (as stated on the cover) and ADD more extras.
Cover Art and Menus: 4/10
Of all the cool images they could have used…and they didn’t. This cover will not be a poster in our house because it’s not very interesting. The menu is super uneventful. You can navigate to what you want and there are images of the boys and the super heroes kind of moving around a little bit on a loop. The DVD also features Disney’s Fast Play to get you right into the action.
Audio & Video: 9/10
Audio and video isn’t really my area of expertise. I think any animation looks awesome on our big TV, so that’s that. The sound is fine…it’s Phineas and Pherb people!!! The way it looks and sounds isn’t the point!
Hmmm $14.00, is it worth it? I’m not 9 years old, so I must compare the cost to my grown up bills. It’s the same as the cost of a month’s worth of water. On the other hand, if I was 9 I would probably watch it enough times to make it worth many times the price tag. Parents, invest these few bucks and you will get some laughs along with the precious ones. It’s reasonable ONLY with all of the episodes included.
Overall Score 7.5/10